Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
the two nations. we'll have the latest on his trip from dehli. >> and it's still london's fashion week, yes, strutting its stuff, but how luxury brands are faring. we talk to ceo angela aarons. we'll hear from her later in the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggl
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am PST
slightly cooler air. looking at a top temperature in london and paris of 6 degrees. it will not feel more at all. some of the unsettled water in europe -- unsettled weather still in europe. we will still see some rain in algeria through friday. the main system edging towards the east now. a few more showers in tunisia and into the northern parts of libya and towards egypt. for most of us in egypt, through friday, it should be dry. but you will notice the wind picking up. farther east, it's largely fine for many of us in the middle east. there's wet weather worki >> good to have you with us. the top stories. the latest pictures from tunisia showed a homecoming of the assassinated opposition leader and shokri belaid. the opposition and ruling party denied involvement in his murder. it has rejected the dissolution of parliament amount by the prime minister. a yearlong inquiry by australia 's top criminal investigation unit has found widespread doping and possible match fixing in. professional in it has also exposed links to organized crime and raise the possibility of match fixing. to syria,
Feb 21, 2013 7:30am EST
declines down from the open sharply right now. we are seeing london's ftse 100 lower by 1.6%. we have declines of almost 1.9% for the frankfurt market. paris' cac40 losing 1.8%, 3,642. moving on to what happened in asia, share prices also fell across the board. china's plan to curb property purchases fueled negative sentiment as well. shanghai really leading the decliners here today, that was down almost 3%. hong kong's shares fell 1.7%. the nikkei seeing a decline of 1.4%. and that was on the slight reversal of the weak yen that we saw. speaking of currencies, here's what's going on right now. we have dollar/yen little changed right now. we are seeing a bit of strength, though, actually for the japanese yen in london trading. investors remain caution ahead of the government's proposed candidate for the next bank of japan governor. possibly next week we are seeing dollar/yen at 93.10. the euro has been losing a bit of ground as well against the yen. traders are waiting for the results of the general election in italy this weekend. it's now at 122.73. >>> well, good news for gamers tod
Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
said their degrlegates must ready to compromise. he was in london on his first trip abroad. he met with british prime minister. kerry and hague said they agree that stopping the program is a priority. >> as we've repeatedly made clear the window for a diplomatic solution simply cannot by definition remain open forever. >> kerry also made a direct plea to syria's opposition leaders. last friday they said they will stay away from the meeting. the international community is not doing enough to challenge the assad regime. >>> israeli leaders are taking their own steps to make sure they are safe from a nuclear iran. they unveiled arrow 3 missile. it can shot down missiles in outer space. th they won't rule out military intervention. it can reach targets in israel. they believe the new intercepter would prevent that from happening. >>> officials with nato lead forces in hafafghanistan are looking into allegations that troops torture and killed. local fighters attacked civilians. >> to regard the situation as very serious and we will resolve it in full cooperation with our african partner
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
air from the south, all that warm air continuing to stir up. london on your wednesday, high of 3. 10 here on your thursday. meanwhile, farther across athens, you are continuing to see some rough weather, some thunderstorm activity even lingering for you, snow a little bit farther toward the north, warsaw, a high of 0. there's a look at your world weather, here is your extended forecast. london on your wednesday, high weather, here is your extended >>> we are back in 30 minutes with more of the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo. \s
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am PST
, the british isles, cold air and temperatures around london and paris, lingering around 20. you have to go farther to the south for active weather. several systems pushing across the mediterranean and bringing storms along the coastline, farther toward the north to the alps. heavy snowfall expected in austria and hungary. the cold air filters toward the south. london, paris, freezing mark, madrid, you will see temperatures fall down. farther toward the north and east on the cold side, moscow, minus 5 on saturday. that's a look at world weather. here is a look at the extended forecast. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more on the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
Feb 5, 2013 7:30am EST
the yen's decline. in fact, we're seeing quite a jump right now for the dollar. 0.6%, in fact, in london trading. right now at 92.95. the euro also gaining ground against the yen. we're seeing that at 125.90. now, earlier in the day the euro had slipped to the lower 124 yen level on investor worries about possible political shakeups in spain as well as italy. let's take a look at other urine yan stocks now. we're seeing trading is mostly higher at this hour despite concerns about the eurozone debt situation. the investors are hunting for bargains after the losses that were experienced on monday. we have the ftse 100 up by 0.5%. gains for the frankfurt market of just over 0.1%. and paris' cac 40 up 0.9%. the picture in asia today, almost a sea of red with the exception of shanghai there. japan's nicky snapping a five-day streak. they hope authorities will take steps to stimulate the economy. >>> looks like the yen's decline is proving to be quite a boone for toyota motor. the carmaker is predicting it will post its first operating profit in five years, thanks to the currency's weakness. t
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
for the banks misdeeds. >> it is midday in london, 9:00 in the evening in tokyo, 1:00 in the afternoon in italy, where scientists are deep inside a mountain laboratory, counting down to the biggest experiment yet, the search for secret particles known as dark matter. the bbc has been given exclusive access to the experiment. scientists said that it will help them a lot one of the great secrets to the universe. in simple terms, dark matter and dark matt -- dark energy is the name given to what constitutes 84% of the universe. it is invisible and it does not admit or herbs or light, but scientists claim that gravity's effect on the universe proves that dark matter exists. >> beneath the mountain, one and a half kilometers down in these specially and -- specially constructed tunnels, the secrets of the universe could be revealed. in this subterranean laboratory, a new experiment could prove the existence of dark matter. scientists think that dark matter is all around us. that is what this experiment here is trying to solve. inside it is filled full of argon and the dark matter particles filter thr
Feb 6, 2013 7:30am EST
. we're seeing gains in london of about .4%. frankfurt dax is down a quarter of a pennsylvania and paris cac lower. a senior official of the international monetary fund has expressed a report for japan's economic policies but expressed a need for the country to take steps to rein in fiscal health. the finance minister met visiting imf managing director david lipton here in tokyo. he briefed him on the government's policies. he explained about the recent joint statement between the government and central bank. that statement seat 2% inflation target. he also referred to a supplementary budget plan which has a stimulus worth $100 billion. finance ministry officials said he understood them and said they were necessary. the meeting came amid concerns voiced by germany and other countries opinion they are saying japan's policies could be intended to guide the yen lower. >>> two major japanese automakers have revised their profits. mazda motors says it expects to post $480 million in operating profit up 80% when you calculate it in yen from its previous estimate. mazda's president is
Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST
taking profits. london's ftse is trading higher by 0.4%. frankfurt's dax is up 0.25%. london is up 0.25%. and paris has gains of 0.5% at the moment. >>> before i get into the currency levels, i want to give you this piece of news just in. the group of seven finance ministers and central bank governors has issued a statement reaffirming they are committed to market-determined exchange rates. they stressed that they will continue to consult closely on foreign exchange markets. japan's finance minister oso made the statement available to reporters as the yen's rapid fall continues. now, in the statement, the g-7 members said they agreed excessive volatility and disorderly movements in exchange rates can have adverse implications for economic and financial stability. currency issues are expected to be high on the agenda at a g-20 meeting to be held in moscow starting friday. >>> and now let's get a check on the latest currency levels following that statement. the dollar against the yen is little changed around the 94 yen level. news of north korea's nuclear test appears to have had a lim
Feb 13, 2013 7:30am EST
as they tended to run out of some fresh cues. we have a mixed picture developing. london's ftse 100 is lower by .2%. gains for the frankfurt market up by .1%. paris cac losing .1%. japan did not post gains. a strong overnight performance in new york. south korean markets there outperformed the region. benchmark kospi up 1.5%. had a weaker yuan. investors welcomed record earnings results from one of the country's top banks. we'll see what happened with the nikkei down more than a percent today as the recent weakness of the yen reversed a bit. speaking of currencies we're seeing the $has been losing a bit of ground against the yen although has backed up a little bit today. dollar/yen at 93.65. many market players have been buying the yen after a group of seven financial authorities gave a statement on tuesday. they view the statement as indicating a concern about excessive moves in the japanese currency after overseas media reported a comment from an anonymous g7 official. terms of euro yen that's changing hands right now at 126.25. major japanese casual clothing store one glow is making inroa
Feb 14, 2013 7:30am EST
on in europe. all of them in negative territory now in terms of the majors. london lower by .80%. the dax and frankfurt lower by 1.2%. paris cac40 down by .90%. asian stocks ended higher with hong kong gaining .90%. investors buying shares in line with the overall strong tone and overseas markets during the chinese holiday. japan's nikkei with a rebound of .50% after the boj maintained monetary policy. in south korea the kospi was up .20% on hopes that south korean exporters can keep their competitive edge as the want was weaker compared with the weaker advancing trend. the shanghai market was closed still close due to the lunar holiday. we'll check in on currencies, the dollar gaining ground against the yen, we are seeing the pair right now at 93.34-39. the boj will deliver easing measures after keeping their monetary policy unchanged. the euro is lower against the yen as weak eurozone gdp data has been weighing on sentiment. that's at 124.46. >>> well, in corporate news today several u.s. media saying that american airlines and us airways will merge. that will create the world's largest
Feb 15, 2013 7:30am EST
waiting to see developments at the group of 20 meeting. right now we got london lower by .10%. paris cac 40 is down by the .10%. asian shares ended pretty mixed. europe's poor growth data dented sentiment. nikkei declined 1.2%. australia losing just a fraction after reaching the highest level in 4 1/2 years just on thursday. south korea's kospi holding ground. the benchmark index added almost a .10% at the close. moving on to currencies now the yen is keeping it's upward momentum against other major skrins ahead of the g-20. dollar/yen is 92.62. why are youo yen is squatted at 123. >> tepco will cover a short fall stemming from the halted operations at the nuclear power plant in fukushima. 50 companies are taking part in the bidding process. the firms that win will begin supplying a total of 1.6 million kilowatts of power between 2019 and 2021. this amount will be equal to the power generation from two nuclear power plants. tepco made it a condition that the bidding price would be below about 10 cents per one kilowatt per hour. coal fire thermal powered plants will be favored candidates
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
degrees in london. 6 degrees in paris with rain showers likely a seasonally cold in moscow. in north america we can see clouds moving across the eastern u.s. and canada. underneath it's there's a lot going on. heavy snow showers and strong winds and drenching rain to the south. let me talk about this one. this system produced at least 15 tornadoes in the deep south on sunday. flooding rain will remain. winds are going to be problematic up to 130 kilometers. it's going to shift in towards the east and snow showers for the northwest on your tuesday. temperatures are not doing too badly in many locations but oklahoma city is going to be an exception. all right. in east asia is new season has formed producing heavy rain and thunderstorms for taiwan as well as southern islands of japan. this system will head toward the east developing as it does. very cold air is coming in from the north producing lower temperatures across much of japan and precipitation. rain could change over to snow when it reaches central japan from wednesday night. tokyo we could be seeing snow showers from tonight.
Feb 7, 2013 7:30am EST
trained wrestlers for the 2012 olympics, then led them to london. they won three medals, gold, silver, and bronze. but that was less than the team brought home from the 2008 summer games. he lost some of his shine. then the abuse allegations surfaced. he admitted he was lofty to women and was only trying to get the best out of them. >> translator: in judo, you compete at the olympic games to win medals. and i believe that is our mission. i admit that i felt pressure to make the athletes strong in a short period of time. >> reporter: sports figures have criticized sonoda's win-at-all-costs attitude. >> translator: i imagined he felt a lot of pressure to win at the games, but his passion took a wrong turn. >> reporter: international judo federation spokespersons say sonoda's actions do not reflect the spirit and few rosty of their sport. they say judo should enhance physical and mental abilities. anything that goes against that principle has no place. the fact that modern judo was developed in japan is another reason the scandal is getting so much attention. but japanese government lead
Feb 2, 2013 4:30pm EST
that he talked about on july 26 in london last year, which is the outright monetary transactions where the ecb would buy bonds from the country's in trouble along with the european stability mechanism under certain conditions. in other words, certain conditionality. no, the ecb is not going to put up that conditionality. they have enough as the central bank and no as a supervisor for the banks. and so it will probably be the international monetary fund, but they have not really agreed what kind of conditionality they're going to put up into is going to do it. the lead candidate for this should be spain, but the prime minister of spain told me several months ago, he would only go in to this program f there was no additional conditionality other than what he was taken because he thought he was taking enough in spain. second of all, if the ecb could prove to him that by taking his son that the spreads for the cost of issuing bonds would go down significantly. as you see, nothing has been done there, but what psychologically is of the markets and other this program is there. there really h
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
reflecting this. really a dramatic drop down in london, paris, 5 and 6. kiev, 0 degrees. a quick look at eastern asia, we are watching a storm system move across japan. behind it, much clearer and conditions across korea and china, cooler, but it looks like much more fresh air is continuing to push in. we're seeing heavy rainfall across much of japan, due to the warm air coming in from the south. snowfall for portions of hokkaido. you will see wet snow accompanied by gusty winds at times. very well could result in power outages across much of northern japan here, good news on sunday, things will clear right off. in saturday evening, rainshowers, and three-day into saturday morning. sunny skies working their way in. high of 20. more like late april. look at that. dropping off. 10-degree drop near the freezing mark for your overlight low and that's a look at the tokyo three-day forecast. take a look at the forecast for the rest of you. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more "newsline." i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thank you very much for joining us. have
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
in london and 4 degrees in paris. meanwhile, 0 degrees for stockholm and warsaw as well as kiev and below freezing. moscow, minus 1 degree. and to the south double digits for you across the mediterranean countries. that's it for now. and here's your extended forecast. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us.
Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
conditions on thursday. temperatures are as follows, very warm for this time of year. london at 10 degrees. that's about 7 degrees warmer than what we saw yesterday. meanwhile staying in the double digits across the mediterranean countries. that's it r now. up next is your three-day forecast. ♪ ♪ >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
turkey. 9 degrees for both london as well as paris. 3 in berlin and cold in moscow at minus 4 degrees. that's it for now and here is your extended forecast. >>> and that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
competed in the london games last year. the first double amputee to run in the olympics. he went on to win two gold medals in the paralympics. >>> armed robbers have stolen an estimated $50 million worth of diamonds in a raid at brussels airport. brussels police say the gems were being loaded on a plane on monday night for transport to switzerland. the police say two cars drove up to the plane. eight masked men wearing police uniforms jumped out. the men threatened airport workers with machine guns. they took away about 120 cases of rough and cut diamonds. >> the operation at the airport has taken exactly three minutes. so this was a very quick hit and run, very well organized. there has been no shooting. there were no injuries. >> a burnt-out vehicle was later found near the airport. an official of an international diamond organization says it's disturbing the robbers were able to breach airport security so easily. >>> the japanese are desperate to reclaim their title as a competitive exporter nation. but the numbers keep showing that we have a long way to go. ai uchida is here from the b
Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
of a percent at 2,011. in australia the benchmark index is up by 1%, 5,036. london wine buffs have had chance to sip an exotic new vintage. 12 japanese wine producers from the leading wine area held a tasting on thursday. more than 100 local importers and restaurant owners flocked to the event. the hosts posted out the delicate aromas to the visitors. they offered japanese and western cuisine carely matched to go with the wine. >> the wines are great. >> they have exported about 10,000 bottles over three years. global buyers have held back because of the strong yen. now there's good news for wine exporters and wine lovers. >> that's the latest in business for this hour. i'll leave you with a check on markets. >>> u.s. computer security experts have linked the military to cyber attacks on american firms. they say the hackers have broken through firewalls and stolen trade secrets. but chinese leaders insist they're not to blame. nhk world reports. >> reporter: hackers have more and more u.s. firms and organizations in their crosshairs. they've hit a range of targets, including air space, energy
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
to 30 centimeters. temperatures also reflecting this. really a dramatic drop down in london, paris, 5 and 6. kiev, 0 degrees. a quick look at eastern asia, we are watching a storm system move across japan. behind it, much clearer and conditions across korea and china, cooler, but it looks like much more fresh air is continuing to push in. we're seeing heavy rainfall across much of japan, due to the warm air coming in from the south. snowfall for portions of hokkaido. you will see wet snow accompanied by gusty winds at times. very well could result in power outages across much of northern japan here, good news on sunday, things will clear right off. in saturday evening, rainshowers, and three-day into saturday morning. sunny skies working their way in. high of 20. more like late april. look at that. dropping off. 10-degree drop near the freezing mark for your overlight low and that's a look at the tokyo three-day forecast. take a look at the forecast for the rest of you. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more "newsline." thank you very much for joining us. have a great day wherever
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
tuesday. already seeing temperatures fall towards the west by 5 degrees in london between monday and tuesday down to 4 degrees here. meanwhile, 5 in berlin. towards the east, minus 3 for you in moscow. still not too bad here in the mid teens for athens. here's your extended forecast. >>> in japan february 4th marks the first day of spring, that's according to the old japanese calendar. and thanks to some southerly winds it's warm enough today to say spring has arrived. in the western city a type of cherry tree is starting to bloom. the weather on monday is warm rising to temperatures usually not seen until early april. >> translator: i can feel that spring has come because it's warm and the cherry trees are starting to bloom. >> in fukushima prefecture a local brewer has shipped 14 bottles of fresh sake. the brewer is about one of 40 across the country shipping sake marking the arrival of spring. the region is still recovering from the 2011 natural and nuclear disaster. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
will reach to the southeast by thursday. temperatures then for your wednesday, 5 degrees in london and 6 in paris. 1 degree in stockholm and moscow. warmer here and meanwhile, athens at 16 and cooling down in rome, 1 degree. here is your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thank you for joining us. have a great day, wherever you are. \s
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the freezing mark as well. mild in london and paris. 5 for thursday. and down toward the south in lisbon, 13. here is a look at the extended forecast. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more on the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo. have a great day, wherever you are.
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
and theoretical instruction. he trained wrestlers for the 2012 olympics, then led them to london. they won three medals, gold, silver, and bronze. but that was less than the team brought home from the 2008 summer games. he lost some of his shine. then the abuse allegations surfaced. he admitted he was lofty to women and was only trying to get the best out of them. >> translator: in judo, you compete at the olympic games to win medals. and i believe that is our mission. i admit that i felt pressure to make the athletes strong in a short period of time. >> reporter: sports figures have criticized sonoda's win-at-all-costs attitude. >> translator: i imagined he felt a lot of pressure to win at the games, but his passion took a wrong turn. >> reporter: international judo federation spokespersons say sonoda's actions do not reflect the spirit and ferocity of their sport. they say judo should enhance physical and mental abilities. anything that goes against that principle has no place. the fact that modern judo was developed in japan is another reason the scandal is getting so much attention. but japa
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
weather here will continue throughout tuesday. low temperatures continue. only 3 degrees in london and 6 degrees in paris. finally, in east asia, we are seeing thunderstorms and heavy rain for the southern islands of japan as well as taiwan. this system is going to be a very problematic one as it heads toward the east. it's going to drag cooler air from the north and bring some precipitation for japan, so low temperatures and humidity, meaning that snow showers are likely, particularly in central japan. even metro tokyo will see some snow showers from tonight into wednesday morning. out towards the west looking dry across much of china, but scattered showers for the phillipines today. your highs cooler than seasonal in tokyo, 7 degrees. 2 degrees in beijing and down towards the south, 33 degrees in bangkok and 32 in manila. that's it for now. up next is your ththe-day outlook. >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for joining us. \
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
to make some chilly weather, and london, only 3 for the high on wednesday, and you look out toward the east, moscow, minus 3. and here is the extend the forecast. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more of the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
this has been showing all week. temperatures in london at 9, paris at 8, madrid and lisbon up into the high teens and snowfall in moscow and warsaw, should be temperatures hovering right around freezing on your friday. that's a look at your world weather, here's your extended forecast. >>> valentine's day is a day to offer greeting cards, candies and flowers to a special someone. at one place in japan, some animals offer a little romantic help. they take up formation in a heart shape around a lucky couple. ranchers position bits of feed on the ground to get the animals to cooperate. and an aquarium, sea otters receive ice shaped like a heart. the keepers give ice to the three otters every day to strengthen their teeth. on valentine's day, they colored the ice pink for the occasion. >> translator: they looked happy and that made me happy, too. they were so cute. >> another visitor said she wanted to give a gift as someone as sweet as the otters. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more of the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
are your temperatures. 7 degrees in london as well as in paris. but then the temperatures drop away as we head in towards central europe. 2 degrees in vienna. 3 in berlin. minus 5 for the high in moscow with minus 4 in kiev. here's your extended forecast. >>> visitors to a city office near tokyo are enjoying a display of imperial elegance in miniature form. hina dolls represent members of the nobility. the dolls are the centerpiece of a festival every march. families set them out as a way to pray for good health for their daughters. craftsmen in the city have been making the dolls for nearly 400 years. residents collected more than 1800 dolls from all over the country. they are displaying them to draw attention in visitors. the dolls at the top are seven meters off the floor. >> translator: they reach right up to the ceiling. they are amazing. >> translator: it's wonderful to see something big like this. >> the dolls will be on display until march 9th. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more of the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
in the world is on display in the tower of london. some indians are demanding that britain give it back. reuters reports that cameron says returning the diamond would not be the right approach. he made the comment on wednesday, the last day of his visit when he became the first serving british prime minister to voice publicly a sense of regret about the 1919 killing of unarmed civilians. the massacre was one of the bloodiest episodes of the colonial era. >> i came here to pay my respects and to remember all those innocent people that died. this was a deeply shameful event in british history. >> the diamond is just one of many cultural assets collected by colonizing countries from the lands they controlled. cameron said he doesn't believe in what he called returnism and that he wants britain's museums and cultural institutions to look after precious objected and share them with the world. >>> rapid industrialization is taking its toll on the environment. in vietnam, pollution is spreading from urban areas into the countryside and even affecting people's health. for them, a new collaborat
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
in towards italy. now here are your temperatures. we have 10 degrees in madrid, 7 for paris as well as london with 1 in stockholm and 1 degree in moscow, but falling to about minus 6 on your saturday. that's a very rapid cooldown we were talking about towards the northeast. here now is your extended forecast. >>> we're back in 30 minutes with more of the latest. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
Feb 1, 2013 7:30am EST
. and this is what we're seeing right now with the majors there. gains across the board, london is higher by .4%. frankfurt gaining by a quarter percent. paris cac 40 higher by .8%. earlier in the day we saw a mixed bag. china's two factory data set the tone. reading of hsbc numbers came out strong but the official figure fell short of market expectations. also the yen's further decline helped to bolster tokyo stocks. on to currencies the dollar has recovered. dollar/yen 92.09-13. dollar buying remains pretty strong that's because market players believe the u.s. economy will be able to maintain its momentum. the euro also gaining ground as germany's factor activity gained. i want hit the 126 yen level for the first time in two years and nine months. seeing a bit of a pull back, 125.68. that is going to do it for biz tonight. >>> journalists got access this week to a damaged and dangerous facility they often report on but rarely visit. the operators of fukushima daiichi allowed the media to tour nuclear plant. a team from nhk went inside. tokyo electric power officials have restricted access to
Feb 8, 2013 7:30am EST
and see some snowfall accumulate up in moscow where the high is at 2 degrees. warsaw 1. in london and paris 5 and 6 but a nice mild 10 degrees to start off your weekend there in madrid. that's a look at your world weather here's the extended forecast. >>> for all of us here at "newsline" i'm james tangan. thank you for joining us
Feb 19, 2013 7:30am EST
data out of germany. london is up by 0.3%. we have gains of 0.75% in france. the dollar is losing ground against the yen after the japanese finance minister denied the central bank would buy foreign bonds. the dollar/yen right now at 93.50. the japanese companies are teaming up to win a contract for taking part in a giant offshore oil development project in brazil. they have set up a joint group to build a huge oil rig. the group includes five machinery makers and shipbuilders. >> translator: we have established this group hoping to provide a place where enthusiastic engineers from various companies can come and work together. i hope they will pool their knowledge and ideas and help develop the technology that we need. >> well, as a first step, the group will develop technology for building a facility called the logistic hub off the coast of rio de janeiro. that's where the brazilian government's $100 billion oil development project is under way. this oil field is located some 2,000 meters under the sea and several hundred kilometers offshore. they're hoping to build a rig the siz
Feb 20, 2013 7:30am EST
picture right now. gains in london. ftse 100 up .4%. got gains as well for the dax in frankfurt up .2%.ou see currenc now we're going to bank of japan to buy foreign bonds. others are betting the bank of japan will have mormon tear easing. foreign investments in to china dropped from a year ago. that's a decline now for an eighth straight month. a chinese commerce ministry spokesperson said the country attracted not over $9 billion of foreign direct investment last month. down 7.3% from the same month last year. investments from european nations were up more than 80%. a sharp rebound from last year's tumble when there was the impact of the eurozone debt problems. influence from japan fell20% souring bilateral relations havd determination to implement the new democratic state. >> the revision allows foreign investors to be exempt of corporate taxes for five years instead of three years. it let's them lease land up to 50 years. japanese companies are behind chinese and south korean businesses in their investments into myanmar. >>> all right that's going wrap it up for biz this hour. let's c
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
a new store in central london at 10:45 cet. >>> the secretary of general of the international chamber of commerce in paris. a first on cnbc at clesk cet, 10:00 london time. >>> then a call on comcast shares after the now 100% owner of this company, they've announced they're buying the rest of nbcuniversal in a $16 billion deal. and i still want to say, i feel very comfortable about this. i feel very -- i'm sure you feel happy. good for everybody. >> they like us. >> g.e. stock was up -- >> i didn't like that g.e. stock was up, then i saw the reaction of comcast, all right, they're up, too. >> you, me, fantastic. we're very happy, brian. >> have to say that -- are you pained to say that i should say? >> i don't know. i'm paid, though. don't know if i'm paid to say that, but i am paid. right. have i done enough on that now? >> yes. >>> societe generale swung to a loss on the back of eurozone weakness and one of charges. coming in below expectations, the bank racked up a quarterly net loss of 476 million euros. on top of that, france's number-two listed bank had goodwill writedowns of $2
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
" reported that regulators are focusing now on a complex derivative debt rooted through london built on a recent regulatory action mounted towards a goldman sachs account in switzerland. the product in question is now known as a contract for difference. it allows investors to simply bet on changes in the price of a stock without owning the shares and it's not an option, either. such contracts are not apparently regulated in the u.s., but they are popular in br britain. and goldman sachs knows who put this trade forward in switzerland. >> and won't tell, right? >> and will not tell because the swiss laws say that goldman sachs is not allowed to even tell regulators in the u.s. who actually put the trade through. >> that's crazy. >> they'll fold on that. if the s.e.c. or the u.s. regulators come hard on the swiss, they're ka partnership ewe late. >> the swiss will? >> yeah. they've been under the gun so much in the last five or ten years, banking secretessy has loosened up. >> but it's not going to be pressure on goldman. it's going to be pressure on the swiss. >> it will come through
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
's higher by 84 -- there we go. it's lower by 61 for wti. brent at 116, n london, lower by 28 cents. the ten-year note. yielding 1.99%. a gain of .8 point. we may have to learn all that stuff if we go back to, you know, trading in fifths at the stock exchange. and then the yen at a 34-month low against the euro and also against the dollar. the head of the central bank has got to leave three weeks earlier than expected. that's leading to more expectations of faster and quantitative easing. gold at 16.69 per ounce. steve? >>> time for the global markets report. who better than kelly evans, standing by in london. kelly? >>> steve, good morning. i just want to pick up on what michelle said. she was talking about what's happening with the nikkei. all i want to show you today is basically forex. this base is driving so much of the return, so much of the trade across the globe. the dollar/yen, 93.66. flirting with the 94 level. we had jeffrey on from ubs saying this could go to 100 in the next couple of months' time. what is that doing for the nikkei? up 3.8% today. a lot of people saying if you th
Feb 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> big news for a lot of people. joining us is max foster in london. they obviously had to do dna, there were other things involved. this is a very detailed investigation, wasn't it? they weren't sure. >> reporter: it's an incredible story. you talk about shakespeare, he painted this awful picture of a villain, didn't he? what's interesting, there's a big group of enthusiasts who thought shakespeare got it wrong and richard iii was a good buy. they are behind this whole process. they sat out on this mission to find his grave as a process to rebuild his reputation. and what's extraordinary, they did actually find these bones under a car park in lester, and the bones had this withered back, twisted spine. richard iii was famous for being a hunch back and having a withered arm. he did have a hunch back. that is where they got excited. they asked the local university to try to get some dna from these bones. which they did manage to do. but that was only part of the puzzle. they had to identify a modern day descendant and they managed to find one, a carpenter based in london, 17th gene